As the US emerges from one of the most tumultuous election seasons in memory, its renewables sector awoke to the unthinkable — Donald Trump emerging victorious as the 45th President of the United States.

In the near term, the initial response of global markets is one of panic, as at the time of the writing this article, Dow Jones futures were down by over 800 points. Global renewables stocks are very likely to dive in response to the Trump victory, but are certain to recover quickly, much like what occurred following the turmoil of Brexit.